We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bluewater Lake State Park

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Old Bluewater Rd, Bluewater, NM
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 14 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
Beautiful park; some loud music

Here is what I do not like about this park: 1. At least three campsites were playing music. I don't go camping to listen to other people's music. Otherwise beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Gallup, New Mexico
Add Photo Write a Review

14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Loved staying at this park! It's only 7 miles south of I-40 at Exit 63 in New Mexico. Excellent Verizon cell service in the middle of the park's natural beauty! The park rangers/staff are wonderful--and so are the camphosts and volunteers. We were here during the summer months, and there were lots of flowers in bloom, horses with colts roaming... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gallup, New Mexico
Level Contributor
35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Here is what I do not like about this park: 1. At least three campsites were playing music. I don't go camping to listen to other people's music. Otherwise beautiful park. If, like me, you can't stand to listen to loud music, I suggest staying at the canyonside campground away from the lake. This will lessen the chances of hearing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amarillo, TX
Level Contributor
208 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We loved this place! We travel from Amarillo, TX to Central California fairly often, and we were delighted to find a campspot in this vacinity along our route! We arrived around 5 PM and had a pick of the sites in the canyon loop. Nobody else in a tent there. There was a pit toilet at the tip of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Deming, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Stayed here some 30 years ago and was very impressed by the quiet natural beauty of the lake and surrounding hills. Finally managed to travel there again this year and wish I had not.. As others mentioned, the lakeshore and launch area was a drunken tailgate party on a big scale. No ranger supervision in that area. Kids swimming in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I didn't see much of this property as our group of 20 Boy Scouts and parents arrived just before 9:00pm. Three of us left to run to Walmart while the other two vans went to our camp site. The gates lock at 9:00 so one of our group had to meet us at the gate to transfer our purchases to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
Farmington, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I just returned from a three day weekend at Bluewater State Park. I was a Park Ranger in Texas and my comments are based on those years of experience. I would like to commend the Maintenance personnel for their efforts in keeping the park picturesque. I’d also like to commend the Park Staff that we encountered for the very pleasant... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 17
Flagstaff, Arizona
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

No water at campsites; bath houses locked from 9:pm - 7 am; cows roaming freely through the campground leaving droppings everywhere; wild predators rampant. If you have pets keep them inside at night - we lost one of ours and found his remains near the dump station.

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Albuquerque, NM USA
Level Contributor
51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful campsites. We stayed in Upper Electric Loop where we had electrical connection but no water. The logistical problem was that the bathrooms close between 9pm and 7am. This is a major problem for me and one I have never come across before in decades of camping. The lake was beautiful even with the dry season we have had. We... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Langley, Washington
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Tent camped just one night but wished we could have stayed longer. Saw great blue herons, river otter, hundreds of bluejays nesting in cliffs. All this plus free showers! We stayed in canyon side loop (?) which was very private yet close to "facilities."

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Due to fire restrictions we were unable to campfire, which really dampered our weekend. Other than that, It was a bit windy but very fun regardless. Park Rangers were polite and let us alone.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Travelers who viewed Bluewater Lake State Park also viewed


Been to Bluewater Lake State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bluewater Lake State Park and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Bluewater Lake State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?